The Tasmanian Transport Museum is located in the suburb of Glenorchy on the old railway line that used to run from Hobart through the northern suburbs. Part of the right of way has been converted to a cycle track. For me it is an hour and a quarter on the bus to Hobart and then a short trip fifteen to twenty minute trip on a Metro bus to the bus interchange at Glenorchy and a five minute walk from there.
It always happens when I go to the model train show. I get into position, frame my photo and wait for the right moment. Just as I press the shutter someone decides to point something out to their child. I avoided half a dozen of these today but not this one.
I went to visit a World War One display made by an acquaintance of ours , historian Peter Fielding but in this photo the hand of the controller snuck in to the picture at the last second. I wanted to take a photo of Peter in his uniform but unfortunately this photo was spoiled by the guy in the background picking his nose.
This last photo was one where I wanted to show the controller working on the model trains. It was only when I started to edit that I realised that he had a small man under his arm. Or at least that is how it looks.
On Saturday I visited the Hobart Model Train Show and of course all the exhibits there are small but some are really small. The smallest layouts at the show were the ones entered in the “A4 Challenge”.
Tiny people and tiny accessories.
I love photographing the miniature scenery nearly as much if not more than the trains.
There were also some miniature traction engines on display and while these are considerably bigger than the model railway layouts they are small compared to the real thing.
War scene from WWI created by Peter Fielding for the Hobart Model Train Show.
This week’s challenge has been more than usually challenging as it has not stopped raining here since Tuesday, apricots are not in season and I ate the last apple in the house yesterday. Time to think outside the square.
First I jumped in my time machine and travelled back to April. I’m sure it is no surprise to anyone that my calendar features trains.
Oops I went too far! These apples were from April last year.
Hastily returning to the present I searched for more items. Here is one from the freezer and another from my bookshelves.
Finally a quick hop to the Op Shop or at least to my Op Shop photo file turned up some kitchen appliances. What a good thing I am always taking pictures of the stock.
Today I have a few more pictures I took on my walk around Sacred Heart Catholic School and St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Geeveston. I found some great which ways there.
At the back of the cemetery is a path that I thought must be lead to another part of the school property. Apparently I’m not the only person who thought so. It is private property and most likely it is part of the farm that I can see behind my house. The owners decided that they needed to make that clear.
OK I get it! I won’t go in there. The path in the next picture does not seem to have a great deal of use. It runs roughly along the boundary between the school and the power sub station next door. I usually walk this way to visit the cemetery as it is closer to my house.
This path was obviously intended for bike riding.